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Dell Inspiron 15 5505 Laptop AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 8GB RAM 512GB SSD Silver $959.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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There's currently a 20% off Dell products on eBay through a coupon code. Thought this laptop is a great price given the specs.

Don't forget to use the coupon code PDELLME.

Specs

AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U Mobile Processor
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
1x8GB DDR4 3200MHz
Integrated/ Vega On-Board Graphics
FHD(1920x1080) 15.6 inch
220nits and 45% NTSC
Silver Keyboard for English International(Backlit)
802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth

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Comments

  • This is a really good deal, 4700U for this price.

  • just keep in mind, the screen is not particularly great here

  • +4 votes

    Wonder if the ram is upgradeable?

  • I will buy if it’s 16gb :(

  • Remember, the screen on these is only 220nits which is really low. Might be good if you'll always be in a room that isn't particularly bright.

    • Assuming I'll only be using it indoors, do you think it will be pose issues for casual use such as web surfing and watching videos? Feels like it could be a dealbreaker as I would hate to have a very dim display but I was wondering if it'd be noticeable considering I plan to use it entirely doors.

      • If you are looking for an incredibly immersive movie experience, probably not. Your highlights, like explosions and sun glare in shows wont be bright enough compared to the dark sections
        For any time you arent getting out the popcorn and making an event of it though, as well as web surfing, documents etc, as long as the screen isnt getting glare from the sun on it, it should be more than adequate.
        as usual, it depends on your use case

  • Looking at the Dell web site it says up to 8gb RAM, so probably soldered and not upgradeable. No mention of spare slots, etc.
    Only has AC wifi too

  • As much as I love my X1 Carbon… I would swap to this if this laptop had 16GB ram…

    The 15 inch size is really hard to switch to however since the 14" on the X1 is already just about the most that I would like

  • +6 votes

    According to this reddit thread on the laptop, that's 8G single channel RAM with a second slot available. So should be easy upgrade to add another 8G stick to get 16G. Someone doing this saw their game frame rates jump from 40-56 FPS, so it makes a huge difference to these Ryzens having dual channel RAM - I would definately do it if I bought it. (Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/hk2j4r/dell_inspiron_... )

    The problem then is the crappy dull screen .. 220 nits ouch .. some people actually buy a good LCD panel from ebay for <$150 and change the screen panel, and that would make this an actually nice machine, at a good price. However the screen change would not be goof for your warranty ¯_(ツ)_/¯ .. and with generally poor dell quality (IMO) the warranty is important.

    Also this has a second NVME hard drive slot, however it requires an mounting adaptor/bracket that Dell does not ship with the system. I had an XPS 15 9550 like this in the past and was able to talk Dell into sending the bracket .. however that was an expensive machine and I had to really complain to get it even then. Unfortunately that machine had so many problems, the batterty swelled up within 2 years (just out of warranty lol) (which is dangerous for explosions), the power plug connection to the laptop frayed, the screen folding back hinges sometimes get jammed, it had coil whine so common on Dells, then the fans were always problematic then when the SPECTRE patches were applies the fans run super loud pretty much constantly and I threw it in the cupboard. Personally I won't buy Dell consumer gear because they don't give a toss about quality obviously, there's many many reports of all these problems and they don't fix them generation after generation.

    Still - the price on this is cheap and if someone wants to buy it I hope this information helps you make an informed decision, and with a bit of work to upgrade RAM, screen and second SSD this could be a powerhouse machine at an affordable price.

    • I wonder how they do it (replace the screen)
      with bezels this thin, panel is most likely glued to the lid
      sometimes companies fix them on those little sticky strips: you pull them slowly, they detach (like m3 wall hooks)
      sometimes it's fixed on something like glue gun
      I haven't had a chance to open this model yet as it's relatively new

      • I was talking generally about screen replacements .. not sure about this particular laptop, and it's not something I do myself.

        Personally I'm waiting for a high end laptop featuring Ryzen, or perhaps tiger lake. Something like surface laptop or lg gram. Hopefully surface laptop 4 is announced next month with Ryzen as the pundits expect!

        • I am a laptop technician and replaced hundreds of LCD panels, but it's getting tricky lately with a lot of companies gluing them to the lid for no reason in particular

          this is a result of the trend of slimmer bezels but often you find that when there's plenty of space to screw the panel to the lid, no, the sucker is glued

          maybe laptop designers are catching on to the aftermarket screen upgrades (which I did a fair share of) and started making it harder to pull off (no pun intended)

          because it probably screws their marketing since best panes are reserved for high end models and you pay a hefty premium for those

          when in reality the cost of high end panels is a few cents more than your normal crappy 220nit piece of shit

          they are made for this purpose only, to make cheaper laptops look ridiculous, I see no other explanation

          there are panels out there that cover sRGB, output 300nit of brightness, have antiglare surfaces and no flicker, and they consume less power than the 220nit 45% NTSC crap, and cost about the same as crappy panels

          this makes me MAD

          • @shabaka: Thanks for the heads up. That shit should be legislated against, with financial penalties. It's deliberately anti-customer and it's destroying our planet.

            I'm so sick of anti-customer bullshit from corporations, that's why e.g. I wrote off Dell laptops with their ongoing quality problems on even their expensive xps line.

            But people are waking up .. for instance I'm reading a lot of disgust and abandonment of Apple with their ongoing customer abusive products and policies.

            • @bono: oh don't be put off by Dell entirely, XPS is expensive but it's crap for reasons I talked about in other threads

              buy Latitude. they are almost impossible to get retail (I can tell you how to get a good deal) they are very well designed and keep running well beyond any warranty periods

  • I would recommend the Ideapad Slim 5 for those that want a brighter screen (300 nits). It was seen for as low as $868.
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/product/lenovo-ideapad-slim-5

    can also upgrade to 4700U but it'll cost you extra, and probably not worth it if you're not a content creator.

    • I did have a good look at a number of Lenovo laptops but none of the 15' models were ready to ship and needed more than 8 weeks. The Thinkpad E15 Gen 2 looked good and I would've loved to get it but I just can't wait 2 months

  • I spent $859 yesterday and bought a Vostro with the specs below

    Intel Core 10th Generation i7-10510U Processor (Quad Core, Up to 4.90GHz, 8MB Cache, 15W)
    Windows 10 Home
    1TB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
    8GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory
    14.0inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display
    NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2GB GDDR5
    1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis Warranty

    Now this deal pops up and comes with a Ryzen 4700U for just $90 more :( FML

  • Its back in Stock and the coupon expires tonight.

  • This still worth it at $1199?